Since the 1970s, the FDA downplayed health concerns about talc in powders and cosmetics, deferring again and again to manufacturers, documents show.
It's now 20 years since asbestos was completely banned in the UK but many people are dying because of it - often just for doing their job.
Asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma — diseases that have affected the lives of thousands of men, women and children in Lincoln County and claimed the lives of hundreds.
The U.S. EPA sent Mike Cirian to Libby in 2005 for what was expected to be a three to five-year cleanup effort at the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site. He's still there.
It took years of hypothesizing and experimenting before the EPA fully understood the amphibole asbestos fibers and how to effectively decontaminate a home.
The botched initial asbestos cleanup at the former AM&A's department store has drawn scrutiny from the FBI and other state and federal environmental regulators.
"Finally at least, we will talk about asbestos and that is urgent, because there are already these projects underway, disturbing the residues."
Families who lived at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio say they were exposed to mold and other toxins that made them sick.
Researchers say federal agencies use highly inaccurate tests to estimate exposure to BPA—findings that extend to multiple other harmful chemicals that get into our bodies
American industry, aided by federal regulators, is conducting a large-scale, consequential experiment with our hormones and the developing brains and reproductive systems of our children.
EHN.org investigation finds regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.
The Ohio River Valley, like the rest of the U.S., stands at a crossroads of energy and industry, facing decisions about whether to turn toward a future of renewable energy and a green jobs revolution or one of shale gas and plastics.